Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously

The Redwood

It has been nearly twenty years
since you and I entwined
inside the hollow of a redwood
late in autumn’s chill

Whose limbs were whose
the monk
the mystic
and the ancient tree
all tantric twined
with frosted breath

while we swayed gently
in the unmoving cave
of a barked womb
that welcomed us
sheltering our passion
welcoming the energy
of temporal bliss

the press of wood
and thighs on thighs


lost in a moment
lost in each other
lost in the whispers
of wind in the needles
shushing chants
in so many languages

it felt like Babel

creeping from the roots
up our spines
out our crowns
up the trunk
shooting flecks of sparkling residue
high into
the California sky

decades and miles distant
I breathe
and scent
the Druid incense of our love
brief sparked
burnt quickly
banked to ashes

yet cherished
in my memory
part of that old tree’s history
perhaps even entertained
by your winter thoughts
far away

redwood hollow

(c) RCGA 2014


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Heroine's Journey

You are the Storyteller of your Own Life. You can Create Your Own Legend - or Not!

La cotte simple

Late medieval fashion redressed

The Boiler

a journal of new literature

Surviving Grief

How to embrace grief and heal

unbolt me

the literary asylum

Tales of haunted hotel floors and faraway myths

Some of my short stories, draft ideas and everyday tautologies.


Submitting to the Glorious Inevitable

Arrows & Metaphors

M. Sanchez Cayuso

Inwardly Digest

Reflections and thoughts on faith, life, and the Christian Tradition

Mohn Foto



Society for Creative Anachronism Every Day of Your Life!

Ranger Medic Nurd

Thoughts of a Park Ranger turned EMS about nurdy cool stuff!


Looking ahead, without looking back (too often)

Michael Cargill

Regular updates of sarcastic and irreverent nonsense.


Books, Reviews and bookish thoughts

%d bloggers like this: